Our Mission & Vision

  First UMC Sweetwater is a dynamic, thriving community of faith offering the hope we have found to all. We believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. We reach out to others through missions both locally and internationally.  Seeking to share our hope and faith, we offer a variety of small groups for all ages to explore the scriptures, our relationship with God to one another and the world, and to encourage one another. We have a vibrant music ministry from the darlings in preschool choir, the energy of the Praise Team, to the traditions of the Chancel Choir.  Whether you are 5 , 15, or 85, there is a group here waiting to offer acceptance to you.

What will you find here?  What do you seek?

Community:   From folks who move to this lovely area from all over to those who have always made Monroe County and environs their home, there is a place in this church family for you to belong. We have a multinational staff and a congregation that reflects diversity.

Challenge:  Where are you in your journey with the Lord? Our congregation is growing in their commitment to local and international missions. We have volunteer opportunities in local schools, hospice, RedCross, United Methodist Men, and United Methodist Youth.

Answers:  Week night and Sunday opportunities for small group Bible studies for adults, and growth exploration for children and youth are in place and thriving so that you can dig in where ever you are right now in your own personal faith journey!

Authenticity:  At First UMC, Sweetwater, we are blessed to be a part of a long heritage of believers.  People of faith have worshiped on this location since 1892…and we have 2 dynamic worship services of different styles that continue that grand tradition. You will find respect for ancient traditions as well as cutting edge technology as we continue to share the Gospel message.



What we believe:

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